Stimulus money for Maine boosted

Posted March 29, 2009, at 8:01 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s take from the federal stimulus package appears to be growing.

WCSH-TV reports that the state’s share of federal stimulus money is expected to be about $1.1 billion. Some of the money is being spent on transportation projects.

On Friday, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud announced that $5.5 million will go for improvements at three Maine airports.

The Dexter Regional Airport will get $3.8 million to rehabilitate a runway. The Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport and Augusta State Airport will get $1.2 million and $500,000, respectively, to build aircraft rescue and firefighting buildings.

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